I have been absolutely overwhelmed with an early Christmas present from a friend. The wooden case was locked, and there was no key, so after asking Google for some advice, Mr F perfected his lock picking skills and deftly opened up the case to reveal this beauty inside. This vintage sewing machine was covered in cobwebs and the hand crank was a bit stiff, but after being cleaned and drenched in a good quality sewing machine oil it was purring like a kitten and was ready for action! I checked out the serial number (again with the help of my trusty friend Google) and discovered that this machine was manufactured in Clydebank, Scotland, in 1927. I've played around with this glorious machine over the weekend, and managed to sew a perfectly straight seam - it was a bit tricky getting used to guideing the fabric through the machine with one hand, but I'm sure I'll get better at this with a bit more practise!
What do you give a very crafty girl for her birthday? Well I made a patchwork cover, added some hand embroidery to it (stitchery design by Leanne Beasley, from her book Living the Dream) ) and popped a rather nice sketch book inside. Then I added a box of watercolour pencils and dadahh - a crafty present for a crafty person! This was a bit belated as her birthday was back in October, but today was the first chance I'd had to travel up to Norwich to see her. Anyway, when she opened this gift my sister was thrilled with it. Oh and she takes much better pictures than me so I've pinched this one from her!!
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